Managers and Directors in the Creative Industries

Managers and directors in creative industries plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of organisations in sectors such as arts, publishing, music, media, design and architecture.


New workers

New workers start around £21,149. Normal pay is £38,621 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,207.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 59,038 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Determines staffing, material, financial, and other short- and long-term needs.

  • Reviews and revises creative teams' work across multiple projects.

  • Establishes client's requirements and oversees the conception and development of multiple projects.

  • Keeps up to date with new releases, publications and trends in relevant fields.

  • Helps set the creative direction of their organisation and finds new talent, such as artists, writers and musicians, as well as pieces such as artworks, scripts and music.

  • Liaises with clients, generates new business and promotes their organisation by attending and organising conferences, exhibits and other events.

  • Plans, organises, directs and co-ordinates the activities and resources of organisations in the creative industries, such as publishing firms, art galleries and television companies.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Marketing

  • Project Management

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Graphic Design

  • Branding

  • Workflow Management

  • Brand Management

  • Adobe Illustrator

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Presentations

  • Teaching

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.